Homecoming Dance Reminders

The deadline for signing up out of school dates has passed.

There will be no admittance after 10:00 P.M.  
The doors open at 9:00 PM and the dance ends at 11:00 PM.

Students, please remember to bring your school ID to the dance.

There will be no re-admittance to the dance once you leave.


Congratulations to six AHS students who were named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Program. The AHS National Merit Commended Students are: Calvin Evans, Michael Holm, Olivia Jenks, John Kim, Srishti Mathur, and Isak Werner-Anderson.   These students represent the top 5% of all students who entered the competition. Commended students are named on the basis of a nationally applied selection index score that may vary from year to year and is below the level required for participants to be named Semifinalists in their respective states. Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for Merit Scholarship® awards, some of these students do become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.  Congratulations to our National Merit Commended Students!


On Wednesday, September 27 from 8:00 AM-1:00 PM Lifetouch will be at AHS to take pictures of students who DID NOT have their pictures taken on August 14, and also for those students who had their pictures taken but are not happy with their picture package. If you desire a retake, students need to bring their entire picture package back to the photographer when they have their picture retaken. We encourage all 9th through 11th graders to have their picture taken regardless of whether a package is purchased. These pictures are used for next year’s IDs as well as yearbook pictures.

Parents can go to mylifetouch.com to place orders and the code is GM457016Q1.  I have attached the link. https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/pictureDayId/GM457014Q1

AHS Volleyball Team Fundraiser @ Panda Express

 Please come out and support the Ames High Volleyball Team as they have a fundraising event on Wednesday evening September 27th from 6-8 pm. This is a great event to help support the Volleyball team and get to know a newly opened restaurant in Ames. Please help the team take advantage of the 20%, yes I said 20%, that Panda Express will contribute to the team. Please be sure to bring in the attached flyer or message either by paper or on an electronic device and show the staff at check out to make sure that your sale will be contributed to the team.

Hope to see a lot of families on Wednesday September 27th from 6-8 pm!!!


Nicole Aroche

Natalie DeRadcliffe

Kelly Friedrich

Trinity Jones

Olivia Lauber

Julia White

Channing Che

Thomas DeLay

Tyler Doyle

Nathan Espeset

Joe Evans

Griffin Meyer

Congratulations to AHS Homecoming Queen Trinity Jones and King Channing Che, Princess Nicole Aroche and Prince Griffin Meyer, who were crowned during the coronation assembly Friday afternoon.


Thank you to AHS Homecoming Co-Chairs Ella Glenn and Kelli Friedrich for all the long hours they worked and the leadership they demonstrated to make Homecoming 2017 a big success. Thank you also to the executive committee students who were in charge of the various activities throughout the week. Finally, a huge thank you to the parents who volunteered to help with the parade, fireworks, and the dance.


The following college representatives will be in Student Services. Please see Mrs. Evans in Student Services if you need a pass to visit with these college representatives.

Monday, September 26

Illinois Wesleyan University 1:00 PM

Tuesday, September 27

Truman State 9:30

Coe College 1:00 PM

Cornell College 1:00 PM


Friday Sept. 22

  FB V vs CB AL (Homecoming) 7:00 PM – Ames High School 

Saturday Sept. 23

  VB 9B @ Johnston Invite – 8:30 AM – Johnston High School Homecoming Dance – 9 PM – Ames High Gymnasium

Sunday Sept. 24

  Taste for Education – 5 PM at the Gateway Hotel. 

Monday – Sept. 25 

VB 9V/JVB @ North Polk  6 PM – North Polk High School 

Tuesday – Sept. 26

BG V CIC Invite B Creek – 10 AM  Beaver Creek Golf Course

CC @ Waukee B/G Invite  4:30 PM  Legacy Pointe Park/Robert Brownell

VB 9/JV/V vs Valley 5 PM at Ames High School

GSW JV/V vs SE Polk – 5 PM

Wednesday – Sept 27

Picture Retake Day 8 AM – 1 PM

Thursday – Sept 28, 

VB 9 @ Boone Invite – 5 PM.  Boone High School

FB 9 vs Hoover. 6PM  Ames High Football Field

FB V @ SC West Morningside College – Morningside College 7:30 PM

Friday – Sept 29

 Yom Kippur begins at sundown

Saturday – Sept 30

VB V @ Urbandale Invite 8 AM  Urbandale High School

FB 10 @ Anken    10 AM. Ankeny High School